The Invincibles. Preston North End 1888–89

Back (non-players): , Rt Hon. RW Hanbury MP, Sir WEM Tomlinson MP, W Sudell (secretary/manager), 
Back (players): Drummond, Howarth, Russell, Holmes, Graham, Dr Mills-Roberts. 
Front: Gordon, Jimmy Ross, Goodall, Dewhurst, Thomson

Preston North End dominated the first ever Football League season, finishing 11 points ahead of their nearest rivals. In a 22 match programme they recorded 18 wins and 4 draws, scoring 74 goals and conceding 15.

The cup run was condensed into 2 months- Bootle were beaten 3-0 away in the first round on February 2nd. Preston then beat  Grimsby 2-0 away, and Birmingham St Georges 2-0 at Deepdale.
The semi final at Brammal Lane, Sheffield saw West Bromwich Albion beaten 1-0.
The Final was played at The Kennington Oval in London on Saturday March 30th. Preston completed the double by thrashing Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0. The match was watched by 25000.

John Goodall was top scorer, with 23 goals in 26 appearances.

A complete record of the season, including appearances, goals etc can be found here: